Beginner Drawing

A carefully planned series of exercises will introduce the beginner to the following elements of drawing: perspective, composition, light values, and contour. Please note section 3 is an in-person class, while sections 1 and 2 meet online via Zoom. Instructors: Nicholas Anthony Mancini, Jeremy Durling, Gillian Frazier



Start Date

September 17, 2020









9 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins September 17.

This class will be online using Zoom. The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you.

If you register the day before the class begins or after the first date, please contact for the link.

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Instructors: Gillian Frazier


Start Date

October 10, 2020









7 Saturdays, 9:30am-12pm. Begins October 10.

No class November 28.

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This class will meet in-person at CCAE with a limited student capacity. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Instructors: Jeremy Durling


Gillian Frazier

Gillian Frazier has worked as an artist all of her life. She has shown her drawings & Paintings in the New England area for many years. Her work has been show in galleries in New York and Boston. In addition she has had several one woman shows including the Habitat Gallery in Belmont, Gallery Z in Lowell and The Loading Dock Gallery. She has shown at The Concord Art Association, The National Association of Women Artists in New York,The Brush Gallery in Lowell and The Canvas Fine Arts Gallery in the SOWA area in Boston.
Her education includes a Masters from Syracuse University, and an undergraduate degree from Tufts University and The Museum School. Her teaching background includes: Concord Art, DeCordova Museum School, Danforth Museum School, Lesley University and The Bedford Public Schools.

Jeremy Durling


Jeremy Durling began to draw and paint from the figure at the age of sixteen through a high school dual enrollment program. He received an Associates Degree from the Mount Wachusett Community College with a concentration in painting under John Pacheco. He moved on to Massachusetts College of Art, where Nancy Mccarthy and Christopher Chippendale would become his mentors. It was at Massart that Jeremy first studied with George Nick. Massart's prestigious George Nick prize allowed Jeremy to spend 5 months seeing Europe and studying in Florence. He graduated from Massart with a BFA in painting in 2009, and continued his lessons with George independently. He studied with George for a total of four years. Jeremy is represented in Boston by the Sloane Merrill Gallery. Website:

Jeremy's classes include Intensive Drawing Boot Camp, Studio School Drawing, Drawing with the Figure, Beginner Oil Painting, Painting: Foundations, Portrait Painting, Painting in Series, The Simplified Landscape, Painting From Life: The Figure & The Portrait, Painting Space: Inside & Outside